|Manhunt under way after three prisoners escape police in Levin, hijack car|
Three prisoners are on the run after escaping police at the Levin District Court and hijacking a car on Wednesday evening.
The trio were able to escape after a fourth offender restrained a police officer while they were being placed into transport at the courthouse.
After fleeing from police, Wiremu Eparaima, 30, Te Wera Hemara, 27, and Emmanuel Witana, 23, got into the car of a man unknown to them and demanded he drive them away.
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